Ruth W. Blackwell, age 96, of Lawrenceville formerly of Smyrna, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris J. Blackwell.   Ruth is survived by her son, Wayne Abercrombie and wife Kayla; daughter, Marthalyn McCurry and husband, Jimmy; grandchildren, Mary Beth Nolan, Stephanie Gibson, Robyn McGrew, Ian Abercrombie, Shira Olevsky, Jaron Olevsky, David McCurry, Darryl McCurry, Donald McCurry, and Dana McCurry; twelve great grandchildren, Lindsey, Jennifer, Adam, Meggan, Rachel, Mitchell, Payton, Taylor, Hunter, Lyndey, Candace, and Ethan;  and eleven great great grandchildren.  Mrs. Blackwell was a member of Mt. Paran Church of God.   A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Mt. Paran Church of God, 2055 Mt. Paran Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, with Dr. Kent Hawkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta, GA.  The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service at the church.  Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Ruth lived a good long life! How blessed you are to have had that privilege you enjoyed!
    And you have another privilege of seeing Ruth again in God’s new world where we can live as the Lord’s Prayer says, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

  2. I wanted to express the sadness I feel for your entire family. I know all the kids had a wonderful time growing up and having the support of your parents. You have made many memories I am sure and those memories will last forever.

  3. Marthalyn and Wayne; wanting you to know your in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to your families. Because of health issues, we will be unable to attend Ruth’s services. Muriel, Dorothy and Barbara; daughters of Tyra & Elizabeth Beavers.

  4. Wayne, so many years since I ve seen you but wanted you to know my heart is with you in the loss of your precious mother…….so many years… many memories,

  5. My condolence to the Blackwell family during this difficult time. May you fine comfort in the future promises of God at Revelation 21:3,4. LS

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